The Deepsea Goes is a Los Angeles, CA based indie/noise rock duo that formed in 2007. Their first releases were distributed throughout the greater Los Angeles area in anonymous manila envelopes with cryptic messages & a home address to write a letter to if you wanted to find out more. They were placed in clothing at thrift stores, bathrooms of prominent venues, magazines at supermarkets & used bin s at record stores. Since then they’ve released 2 full lengths, a variety of EP’s & singles, & have toured the US multiple times. Their latest release, Worship the Future, firmly reestablishes the band’s existence while also pointing the way towards their future. Worship the Future picks up where the last full-length release Oraoneiroi left off, but also walks through the door that was opened with the 2010 single All Is Ripe. Choosing to pull back where older songs would’ve pushed, Worship the Future showcases a new-found melodic sensibility for The Deepsea Goes. Songs are given more time to breathe & clearer dynamics allow the songs to ebb & flow towards their inevitable crescendos. Opening song What opens with a doomy, sludgy guitar riff before driving drums propel the song forward. Are shimmers & drones before opening up into the kind of discordant explosions The Deepsea Goes is known for. Opening with a drum fill, You is the most straightforward song on the EP, taking it’s cues from the 90’s shoegaze scene. The song Waiting has an almost middle eastern feel with it’s circular guitar parts & steady drum beat. Closer For? is the most dynamic song on the record & manages to twist & crawl from a quiet coda of drums & guitar to a bouncy explosion of guitar noise & feedback. Taken altogether the song titles “What Are You Waiting For?” could just have easily been asked of the band itself. Released two years after their last tour & almost three years after the last full-length release, it represents a reassertion of not only the band’s existence, but also it’s strengths. Inspired by the intervening years when the band wasn’t as active, the song’s range in subject matter from the band’s pet topics like the end of the world, prostitution & the global economy to the debasing nature of living a life of travel, near-death experiences & impossible love. If Worship the Future is any indication we won’t have to wait for The Deepsea Goes.
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